An experimentative Maison since its dawn, FENDI has been continuously researching and exploring innovative fibres to craft exquisite beautiful textile pieces with a reduced impact on our planet. 

Fendi’s commitment to ethical material sourcing

FENDI’s respect  for such materials is the driving force behind its commitment  to exclusively  work with raw materials sourced ethically and manufactured  with  consideration for both  people and the environment. 

In 2023, 56% of FENDI  textile materials were certified in accordance with  the main existing standards for  social and environmental requirements.

Fabric volumes purchased in 2023

  • Cotton 42%
  • Wool & Precious Wool 25%
  • Polyester 17%
  • Polyamide 7%
  • Silk 4%
  • Viscose 5%


FENDI acknowledges the significant environmental impact of cotton, a pivotal fibre in its products. .

In line with the LVMH LIFE Targets, FENDI has  been exploring alternatives that are more environmentally and socially responsible than  conventionally farmed cotton by increasing the use of GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standards - and OCS – Organic Content Standard - certified organic fibres. Additionally, FENDI is  joining efforts with other LVMH Maisons to promote regenerative agriculture practices, particularly for key raw materials, including cotton, aiming to restore soil and air health while  protecting biodiversity.

FENDI ambitious target is to source  90% more sustainable cotton by 2024. This commitment includes a diversified  portfolio of alternatives such as : 

  1. Organic cotton certified by GOTS and OCS ;
  2. Cotton derived from regenerative agriculture practices;
  3. Recycled cotton fibres.


75 %

Sustainable cotton in 2023

80 %

Sustainable cotton by 2024


Wool and precious wool

At Fendi, we are deeply committed to responsible and ethical practices in every aspect of our operations, including the sourcing of wool and precious wool. We proudly adhere to stringent certifications such as the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and the Sustainable Fiber Alliance (SFA), ensuring that most of our global wool supply meets the highest standards of ethical production.

With the adoption of this kind of certifications, FENDI aims to embrace the best practices for responsible and ethical production of natural fibers, with particular emphasis on wool and cashmere. These stringent standards establish criteria for environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout the entire supply chain, starting from animal welfare and pastureland management to supporting local communities involved in fiber production .

64 % Wool
21 % Precious wool

Certified wool and precious wool in 2023 

70 % Wool
25 % Precious wool

Certified wool and precious wool in 2024 

Synthetic Fibres


FENDI has  embarked on a journey to progressively replace virgin fossil-based synthetic fibres with recycled alternatives.

As part of this commitment,  FENDI has  proudly launched a partnership in 2021 with the renowned Italian company Aquafil, a global leader in sustainable synthetic fibre production. Starting with  the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 collection, FENDI is amplifying  the use of Aquafil’s ECONYL®: an innovative nylon fibre 100% regenerated from waste all over the world, encompassing  fishing nets, old carpets, and other discarded materials. This pioneering nylon can be infinitely recycled without compromising its quality.

Today select  bags from the Mens’ and Women’s collections, as well as  the Skiwear line from the Women’s and Kids collections, are crafted using ECONYL fibres.


FENDI’s  commitment extends to  polyester and the brand is  working to replace new polyester fibres with Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified polyester, giving new  life and shape into post-consumer plastic bottles.

The iconic FF logo canvas exemplifies  how FENDI integrates recycled polyester fibres – mixed with organic cotton – into its timeless patterns. 


With a steadfast commitment, FENDI is  working towards an ambitious target of sourcing 50% more recycled polyamide and polyester by 2024.

20 %

polyamide certified fibers in 2023



32 %

polyester certified fibers in 2023


50 %

polyamide and polyester certified fibers by 2024



Embodied in a rich heritage of pluri-millennial craftsmanship, , silk stands as  the epitome of luxury textiles. In line with the “LVMH Animal-Based Raw Material Charter” and the LVMH LIFE 360 targets, FENDI is  committed to sourcing silk, prioritising traceability and the preservation of biodiversity. 
Our commitment extends to prioritizing  GOTS certified raw silk.
This choice is not only environmentally conscious but also upholds ethical standards in mulberry cultivation by avoiding the use of pesticides and herbicides. Moreover, it actively promotes the rights of workers involved in the production process.

In the Fall/Winter 22-23 collection,  FENDI  twill shawl  proudly showcases  100% silk sourced in accordance with  GOTS standards. Looking ahead, FENDI is  working to expand its  product range , offering more items crafted with organic silk.


FENDI is  working towards an ambitious target of sourcing 60% more sustainable silk by 2024, incorporating a diverse range of alternatives into its portfolio that include : 

  1. Organic silk certified by GOTS, 
  2. Recycled silk fibres.

This commitment underscores FENDI dedication to advancing responsible practices within the silk industry, prioritizing choices of sourcing and methods of production conscious of our environmental footprint.

53 %

Sustainable Silk in 2023

60 %

Sustainable Silk by 2024


Conscious of the environmental and social impacts of the viscose staple fibre and viscose yarn production, FENDI  has crafted  a specific responsible sourcing policy for this material , although viscose represents only a  small proportion of its product volumes . Under  this policy, FENDI actively promotes  the procurement of  viscose from responsibly  managed forests under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

FENDI is  also committed to   collaborate only with suppliers who guarantee clean viscose production processes, emphasising  the efficient recirculation of chemicals and water. Furthermore, FENDI is  increasing the integration  of more responsible  options, such as  Lyocell, Tencel, and LENZING™ECOVERO™ into its practices. 

55 %

viscose certified fibers in 2023

70 %

viscose certified fibers by 2024